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1.) What is the supreme law of the land?

The Constitution

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2.) What does the Constitution do?

Sets up the government

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3.) The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these three words?

We The People

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4.) What is an amendment?

A change or addition to the Constitution

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5.) What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

The Bill of Rights

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6.) What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?

Speech, religion, assembly, press, petition the government

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7.) How many amendments does the Constitution have?

27 amendments

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8.) What did the Declaration of Independence do?

Declared independence from Britain

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9.) What are two rights in the Declaration of Indepedence

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

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10.) What is freedom of religion?

You can practice any religion you wish

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11.) What is the economic system in the United States?

Capitalist or market economy

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12.) What is the "rule of law"?

No one is above the law, everyone must follow the law

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13.) Name one branch or part of government

Executive, legislative, judicial

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14.) What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful

Checks and Balances

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15.) Who is in charge of the executive branch?

The President

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16.) Who makes federal laws?

Congress, senate, legislature

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17.) What are the two parts of the US government?

The Senate and House of Representatives

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18.) How many US Senators are there?

100 senators

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19.) We elect a US senator for how many years?

6 years

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20.) Who is one of your states US senators now?

Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran

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21.) The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

435 members

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22.) We elect a US Representative for how many years?

2 years

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23.) Name your US Representative

Sean Tarwater

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24.) Who does a US Senator represent?

All people of the state

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25.) Why do some states have more Representatives than others?

The states population

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26.) We elect a president for how many years?

4 years

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27.) In what month do we vote for the president?

November

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28.) What is the name of the President of the United States?

Donald Trump

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29.) What is the name of the Vice Presidents now?

Mike Pence

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30.) if the President can no longer serve, who becomes president?

The Vice President

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31.) If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes president?

The speaker of the house

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32.) Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?

The President

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33.) Who signs bills to become laws?

The President

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34.) Who vetoes bills?

The President

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35.) What does the President's cabinet do?

Advises the President

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36.) What are two cabinet level positions?

Secretary of the State, Secretary of the Treasury

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37.) What does the Judicial branch do?

Reviews and judges laws

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38.) What is the highest court in the United States?

Supreme Court

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39.) How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

9 justices

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40.) Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

John Roberts

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41.) Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?

Declare war, print money

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42.) Under our constitution, some power belongs to the states. What is one power of the states?

Provide schooling and education, police, drivers license

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43.) Who is the governor of your state now?

Sam Brownback

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44.) What is the capital of your state?

Topeka

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45.) What are two major political parties in the United States?

Republican and Democrat

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46.) What is the political party of the President now?

Republican

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47.) What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?

Paul D. Ryan

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48.) There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.

Citizens 18 and older can vote

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49.) What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?

Serve on a jury

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50.) Name one right only for United States citizens.

Vote in a federal election

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51.) What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

Freedom of speech, freedom of religion

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52.) What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?

The United States and its flag

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53.) What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?

Defend the Constitution and laws of the United States

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54.) How old do citizens have to be to vote for the President?

18 years and older

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55.) What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

Vote or join a political party

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56.) When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?

April 15

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57.) When must all men register for the Selective Service?

18 years old

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58.) What is one reason colonists came to America?

Freedom

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59.) Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

Native Americans

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60.) What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?

Africans

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61.) Why did the colonists fight the British?

Because they didn't have self-government

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62.) Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

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63.) When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

July 4, 1776

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64.) There were thirteen original States. Name three.

New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York

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65.) What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

The Constitution was written

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66.) When was the Constitution written?

1787

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67.) The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the US Constitution. Name one of the writers.

Alexander Hamilton

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68.) What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

US diplomat

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69.) Who is the "Father of Our Country"?

George Washington

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70.) Who was the first President?

George Washington

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71.) What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?

The Louisiana Territory

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72.) Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.

Civil War

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73.) Name the US war between the North and the South.

The Civil War

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74.) Name one problem that led to the Civil War.

Slavery

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75.)What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?

Freed the slaves through the Emancipation Proclamation

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76.) What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

Freed the slaves

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77.) What did Susan B. Anthony do?

Fought for women's rights

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78.) Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s

World War 1

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79.) Who was President during World War 1?

Woodrow Wilson

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80.) Who was President during the Great Depression and World War 2?

Franklin Roosevelt

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81.) Who did the United States fight in World War 2?

Japan, Germany, and Italy

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82.) Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?

World War 2

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83.) During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?

Communism

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84.) What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

Civil Rights Movement

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85.) What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?

Fought for civil rights

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86.) What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?

Terrorists attacked the United States

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87.) Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.

Cherokee

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88.) Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.

Mississippi River

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89.) What ocean is on the West Coast?

Pacific Ocean

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90.) What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?

Atlantic Ocean

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91.) Name one US territory.

Guam

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92.) Name one state that borders Canada.

Alaska

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93.) Name one state that borders Mexico.

Texas

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94.) What is the capital of the United States?

Washington D.C.

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95.) Where is the Statue of Liberty?

New York

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96.) Why does the flag have 13 stripes?

The 13 original colonies

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97.) Why does the flag have 50 stars?

The 50 states

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98.) What is the name of the national anthem?

The Star Spangled Banner

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99.) When do we celebrate Independence Day?

July 4

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100.) Name two national US holidays.

Christmas and thanksgiving